Jeff Springer

Jeff Springer

Jeff Spring is the Finance & Markets Editor at He's currently spending his days backpacking across Europe. While he may be living outside of the United States, he stays connected to American financial markets and M&A's more than is probably healthy for any single person. His love of a good book and a Bloomberg terminal can't be understated.

  • 12 Practical Business Lessons From Social Psychology

    Very simply, social psychologists study how people interact with others – their families, friends, and yes, business partners. Smart marketers and executives have been using the findings of this growing field for decades to close sales, hold effective meetings and get their way in negotiations.

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    25 Well-Paying Jobs that Most People Overlook (and Why)

    There are certain jobs that nobody dreams of doing when they grow up. They tend to be the type of jobs that are dirty, dangerous, and sometimes boring and tedious. However, they also tend to be well-paying jobs. Some of these stigmatized jobs actually pay well and are definitely worth a closer look. If you’re on the […]

  • World Bank Report Predicts Temperature Increase of 4 Degrees Celsius Will Trigger “Doomsday Scenario”

    The World Bank’s report issued on November 18, 2012 predicts that a temperature change of just 4 degrees Celsius will trigger a “doomsday scenario.” The report highlighted the urgency to slow the global warming first noted by scientists during the 1980s and has grown to be an increasingly imminent and alarming threat than ever before. […]

  • Google’s Reign As An Internet Search Giant Slips into “Earnings Disaster”

    On Thursday, October 18, 2012, Internet giant Google’s reign as the world’s most impressive search engine slipped following an ill-timed mistake by financial printer RR Donnelley.   The glitch included the premature posting of its third quarter earnings three hours early and a massive response from shareholders.  The result was a downward nosedive in shares, a […]

  • The Economic Costs of Obesity

    Here’s some fascinating, almost jaw-dropping, information about the economic costs of obesity in America. – Americans consume 938 million extra gallons of gas/year due to excess passenger weight which results in an extra $4 billion in obesity related gasoline costs. – 86% of Americans are expected to be overweight by 2030 – The estimated indirect […]

  • The 17 Most Interesting Micronations

    The concept of a Micronation is a crazy one. Tiny nations, rarely recognized by anyone, they claim territorial independence but are mostly ignored by the rest of the world. Some are pretty legit, some are jokes, and some are scams, but they’re all interesting. These 17 Micronations all have individual claims to fame that make […]

  • Scary (But True) Facts About Wal-Mart

    Even though home owners are still struggling with fallen home prices, pesky home loans, and consumer spending isn’t where we’d like it to be, that hasn’t stopped Wal-Mart from reclaiming the top spot on the Fortune 500 list. Here’s a look at some startling facts about the unstoppable retailer. [Source: Home Loans] EMBED THE IMAGE […]

  • Nuclear Weapons Around the World

    Here we have an in-depth look at which countries have the most active warheads, where nuclear weapon tests have been conducted and on the flip side, which countries in the world do without any type of armed forces at all.

  • 12 Pervasive Myths About Starting a Small Business

    Few subjects are as plagued by myths and falsehoods as starting a small business. Everywhere you turn, someone is making sweeping proclamations about small businesses – the difficulty of starting one, the risks involved, the odds of failure or what you “have to do” in order to make it.

  • The Business of Sex Trafficking

    Sex trafficking is a criminal business in which women and children are forced or coerced into providing sex services. An estimated 2.5 million people are victims of this modern-day form of slavery.